Luxembourg tram operator Luxtram has denounced claims of poor working conditions saying they operate within the law
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“The norms of the public sector are not applicable,” Luxtram tells unions in worker conditions dispute
Luxembourg tram operator Luxtram has denounced claims of poor working conditions saying they operate within the law related to private sector activity.
Transport union the FNCTTFEL complained in a press release on Monday that tram staff were forced to work up to 13-hour shifts, with just an 11-hour break between them. Following a joint press conference with the OGBL on Tuesday, the union said it had had to leave the negotiating table with Luxtram.
Luxtram responded with a statement on Wednesday afternoon saying that its staff had not entered into a labour dispute over the matter. It added that the union representatives were not Luxtram staff. What is more, Luxtram said it conforms with private sector labour regulation concerning work management and pay. “The norms of the public sector are not applicable to Luxtram.”